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By Casey Christie / The Californian
By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
The 19-year-old accused of fatally shooting his grandmother pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday and was ordered held on $1.5 million bail.
Dylan McNabb wore paper clothing during his arraignment, an indication that he is on suicide watch. He did not speak in court except to answer "Yes, ma'am" to Judge Collette Humphrey's question, "Is your name Dylan McNabb?"
Police say McNabb shot and killed 78-year-old Imogene McNabb in the northwest Bakersfield home Sunday afternoon where they both lived. Police spokeswoman Michaela Sims said although it could be weeks before toxicology tests are available, it appeared that at the time of the shooting McNabb was under the influence of "bath salts," a designer drug containing synthetic chemicals similar to amphetamines.
McNabb's next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 21.
The coroner's office reported Imogene McNabb suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The criminal complaint in the case was not available Tuesday afternoon at Kern County Superior Court.
McNabb has several misdemeanor convictions on his record. He was scheduled to be sentenced later this year for a June hit-and-run resulting in property damage.
A woman at the McNabb residence Monday declined comment.